Section 4: The
- Historical Bias in the Making of The
- Biases due to the point of view from
which The Silmarillion is narrated
are discussed. These biases are compared
with those found in primary world
- Aspects of the Fall in The Silmarillion.
- This paper begins with an analysis of the evolution of the Fall
in the Western tradition, which will be compared with its image in
Middle-earth. The Ainulindalë and the Quenta Silmarillion will be
examined to show how Vala, Elf, Dwarf, and Man fall into corruption,
and the consequences of this fall.
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